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Re: That Smell? Victory....maybe?

Originally Posted by Mobnets View Post
A careful inspection with a flashlight revealed a (very ripe) remains of a hamburger patty in a ziplock that eluded detection after finding its way into a hard-to see area under the mechanicals in the recesses of the unit during final stages of layup 6 months earlier at dusk...
That'll do it....

Several years ago a friend had a mystery stink that turn out to be the remains of a small flying fish in a dorade box. Apparently, the little Kamikaze had managed to fly into the cowling and, of course, became trapped in the dorade on a trip from Monterey to San Diego. Murphy's Law being in charge of things, that vent happened to be pointed into the prevailing wind once they tied up at Mission Bay, so it just pumped rotting fish stink into the boat for a few days until they came back to the boat and opened it up. The fish had mostly decayed and dried out by then, so the "new" stink was pretty faint and took several weeks of "Where IS that smell coming from? Look everywhere!!!" to find the source.

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